The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Northwestern University have announced that a workshop to inform researchers on how to access and use data from major NHLBI-sponsored cohort studies will be held July 11-14, 2010, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

This workshop will feature datasets from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC). The workshop and datasets may be of interest to sleep and circadian researchers since both datasets include self-report data on sleep, and hundreds of demographic and health-related data measurements. The existing datasets could potentially facilitate exploratory data analysis and hypothesis generation.

Presenters will include NHLBI staff, senior investigators and data analysis staff from WHI and ARIC. The registration fee for the workshop is $300, which includes hotel accommodations and some meals. Some financial assistance is available; inquiries are invited. Get complete details on the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Web site.